O:live Boutique Hotel opened in 2012 in Condado, the stylish quarter of San Juan, and has already been touted as one of the world's best small boutique hotels. The owners dreamt up the idea for the 15-room hotel while honeymooning on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, and they've created a place that embodies the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle. Design elements reflect the cultures of Italy, France, Spain, and Morocco.
Pretension is utterly lacking here, amid rustic elements, exquisite food, and relaxing yet luxurious accommodations. While Condado's iconic beach is just over the road, O:live focuses on the lagoon.